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Ride the Rockies 04(7 posts)

Ride the Rockies 04ColnagoFE
Feb 2, 2004 2:55 PM
Nice route this year. I think very similar to the one I did in 89. Boulder to Idaho Springs and climbing Trail Ridge Road in Estes Park. Checkitout. Gotta register by the 20th to get in though. Anyone here going? http://www.ridetherockies.com/?page=route
re: Ride the Rockies 04msmootsiemartin
Feb 2, 2004 3:15 PM
Yep! We already have our hotels lined up. Should be fun!

mmm
Bicycle Tour of Coloradojtolleson
Feb 2, 2004 4:00 PM
very similar route, one week later. I just faxed my registration. WOoooo Hoooooo!
sent my BTC reg in last week. ditto "whoo hooo!" (nm)theBreeze
Feb 3, 2004 10:42 AM
pretty similar route to RTR but you guys have one advantageColnagoFE
Feb 3, 2004 2:49 PM
New Belgium is sponsoring your beer! Thats WAY better than the crappy Coors that RTR has stuck us with for the last 3 years. My friends and I boycott the Coors stands and go into the towns for some real beer.
In '02 it was Breckenridge Brewery...theBreeze
Feb 3, 2004 4:33 PM
and beer was a buck! Yep, just one little dollar for pretty good beer. The last night they doubled the price to $2 because there were some beer related incidents and they didn't want too many loaded people around.

BTC is way lower key that RTR. Can't wait.

BTC, RTR and Pedal the Peaks all rest at Steamboat Springs within a week of each other. That area of Colorado is going to be pretty sick of lycra clad a$$e$ by the time we come thru.
nah...they like our $ColnagoFE
Feb 4, 2004 7:58 AM
Wonder who Steamboat SPgs had to pay off to get so much bike traffic this sumnmer? That means big $ for the town. 2 years ago on RTR we boycotted the Coors beer stands because they replaced New Belgium. It's not about the $--all the beer is donated and the local towns volunteer to pour beer and get all the proceeds. It was more about having a large corportation bully or buy their way into this event when new Belgium had been doing such a great job and providing such great beer for so long. Funny thing is that the New Belgium trailer followed the route for the week and set up in a local bar. That is where we hung out. They gave really cheap beer deals and gave away lots of cool schwag including black armbands to protest Coors taking over the event. I guess it wasn't an amicable parting.